Although immigrant stories abound in French cinema, Cyprien Vial's impressive debut, "Young Tiger," about an illegal Punjabi teen in France, ranks as something of an anomaly in that it deals with the…
Contemplative understatement subtly subverts potentially melodramatic and socially stereotypic tropes by interiorizing them as part of a sentimental education when a demure lower-class young woman…
Perhaps no fiction films could have so perfectly captured the pathos and absurdity that reality (along with some judicious editing) amply supply in this black comedy of a documentary set in a largely…
"Cloud" trots out a succession of marginal or "in" weirdos and encourages them to spin their alienated angst or fatuous trendy imbecility around the temporarily reunited filmmaker and his ex-lover as…
The road to the Olympics is paved with ping-pong balls for three teen hopefuls in this quick-moving, kinetically edited sports docu.
In her documentary on the 150-year-old magazine The Nation, Barbara Kopple Kopple dramatically -- and effectively – bridges time so that reports from current hot spots reverberate eerily in words and…
As shocking as the films' virulent anti-Semitic, anti-British or anti-Polish sentiments is the expertise with which they are embedded into traditional entertainment genres.
In its peripatetic way, "The King of Nerac" delivers a remarkably detailed exposition of the artistic process by one of its most fascinating practitioners -- British painter/sculptor David…
Director Roberta Grossman and producer Nancy Spielberg's gung-ho documentary celebrating the overnight creation of the Israeli Air Force by a handful of American GIs boasts a helluva story, a cast of…
Clouds of displaced sexuality hover over the flowing rivers, fertile fields, and little girls on big horses in tyro helmer Matt Sobel's Midwestern gothic tale.